A new initiative of ELI Utah to support Utahns during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recent earthquake.

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    Find out about upcoming ELI events, opportunities to serve on local boards and commissions, job opportunities and more.

  • Overview

    Although Utah's population is the youngest in the nation, Utah lacks Gen-Z and Millennial representation and participation in government.The Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) of Utah aims to elevate the voice and impact of young voters in their local, state and national governments.


  • Our Pillars of Civic Engagement

    Make an impact in your community


    Lead by Voting

    With such a simple act, young leaders can change an election and shape a community.


    Lead by Serving

    We work to increase the number of young leaders serving on public sector and nonprofit boards.


    Lead by Running

    We empower young leaders to run for office in school boards, city councils, the Legislature & other offices.


    Lead by Caring

    We work to build our community by encouraging young voters to volunteer and serve others locally.

  • Board of Directors

    Achievers. Dreamers. Doers.

    Cate Klundt


    Utah Association of REALTORS

    Derek Deitsch

    Vice Chair

    Downtown Alliance

    Rachel Stone


    Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget

    Neela Pack

    Operations Director

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    Alissa Dailey

    Lead by Running Director

    Utah Association of REALTORS

    Jeff Howell

    Programming Director


    Nate Blouin

    Lead by Voting Director

    Interwest Energy Alliance

    RyLee Curtis

    Lead by Caring Director

    University of Utah Health

    Grayson Massey

    Marketing Director

    Sundance Bay

    Jim Porter

    Rural Development Director

    World Trade Center Utah

    Kyrene Gibb

    Research Director

    Y2 Analytics

    Ingrid Warner

    Development Director

    Waterford School

    Erin Wynn

    Policy Director

    Martha Hughes Cannon Statue Legislative Oversight Committee

  • Advisory Board

    Advocates. Mentors. Awesome.

    Governor-elect Spencer Cox

    The State of Utah

    Senator Luz Escamilla

    Utah Senate

    Rob Brough

    Zions Bank

    Natalie Gochnour

    Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

    Allyson Isom

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    Stan Lockhart


    Pat Jones

    Women's Leadership Institute

    Kirk Jowers


    Boyd Matheson

    Deseret News

    Jason Perry

    The Hinckley Institute of Politics

    Courtney McBeth

    The University of Utah

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